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Founded in 1987, Eurofins Scientific is engaged in offering analytical services to carry out testing to improve health and safety. Eurofins is the CRO that deals in food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic product testing, environment and agroscience through its subsidiaries. The company independently deals in discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences, in testing and laboratory services for genomics, as well as for supporting clinical studies. It is also emerging in specialty esoteric and molecular clinical diagnostic testing in Europe and the U.S.
GenScript was founded in 2002 and is a company that manufactures and markets genomic and proteomic tools for the life science industry. The main business areas include life science services and products, biologics development services, industrial synthetic biology products and cell therapy.
Ginkgo is a spinout from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The company designs and operates production systems using designed organisms, and is developing organisms that can produce a range of products. These include flavors and fragrances, industrial enzymes, nutritional ingredients, cosmetics, sweeteners and pharmaceuticals.
7. Merck KGaA
Merck KGaA, a 344-year-old company, is a major pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturer with sales and marketing in more than 60 countries. The company is particularly strong in the oncology and neurology markets.
In July 2015, Sigma Aldrich formed an alliance with Genapsys to co-market the electronic sequencer, Genius. Sigma Aldrich viewed this partnership as contributing to its research and applied markets businesses. The Genius sequencer is a small instrument and uses a chip-based electronic detection system.
Novozymes A/S is the largest global producer of industrial enzymes, with an estimated global market share of 47%. Novozymes participates in all areas of the industrial enzyme business, including household detergents, food and beverage, bioenergy, agriculture and pharmaceuticals.
Formed in 2006 from a merger of Thermo Electron Corp. and Fisher Scientific, Thermo Fisher Scientific produces and markets instruments, reagents, software and services for the life science industry.
The company has four business segments: Life Science Solutions (24.4% of second quarter 2018 revenues), Analytical Instruments (20.5%), Specialty Diagnostics (14.2%) and Laboratory Products and Services (40.9%).
10. Twist Bioscience
Founded in 2013, Twist Bioscience develops and commercializes next-generation platforms for DNA synthesis. The company is using microarray-based methods to synthesize DNA. Oligonucleotides are synthesized within holes inside of the nano-wells on Twist’s wafer. Oligonucleotides can be combined to build a gene by depositing one oligonucleotide into each of the nano-well holes.
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